Karen Elena (Kilby) Hooper

July 5, 1956 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 65)


Karen Kilby Hooper, age 65 of the Persimmon Community passed away surrounded by her loved ones on May 21, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Curtis Lee Kilby and Hazel Mitchell Kilby.


She is survived by her loving husband Frederick Hooper, son Darren (Leah) Hooper, one brother Rodney (Peanut) Kilby, grandchildren Eliza Claire, Phoebe Grace, and Solomon Frederick.


Karen will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grammy, and aunt. Kay always put her family first in her life. She was a lifelong resident of Rabun County. She worked as V.P. of Human Resources at Rabun County Bank where she was one of its most tenured employees. Karen retired from Rabun County Bank after over 40 years of faithful service. She enjoyed traveling, playing basketball, softball, and spending time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.


The family will receive friends Monday May 23, 2022 at Beck Funeral Home from 5:00pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held 11:00am May 24, 2022 at Persimmon Church of God. A graveside service will immediately follow in the Persimmon Community Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers Karen asked that donations be made to St. Judes Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.


Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at

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May 23, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Beck Funeral Home
898 Hwy 441 South
Clayton, GA 30525

Funeral Service
May 24, 2022

11:00 AM
Persimmon Church of God
Germany Mountain Road
Clayton, GA 30525

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